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Thursday, February 23, 2017

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left to right: Ecosse Subsea Systems commercial manager Iain Middleton (center) with operations director Mo Petrie, left, and managing director Mike Wilson (Photo: ESS)

Middleton Joins Ecosse Subsea Systems

gas sector, mainly with major operator Shell, Middleton was responsible for the commercial strategy, planning and execution of a number of important onshore and offshore brownfield, decommissioning and greenfield projects. He was latterly supply chain manager for Shell projects in the UK, Ireland and Netherlands, with responsibility for an annual budget in excess of £2.5 billion.   ESS managing director, Mike Wilson, said the appointment was a step-change for the business which was a precursor to a sustained period of growth fuelled by expansion in to new markets.  

Photo: Damen Shipyards Group

Damen Shiprepair Cuts 150 Jobs

says it has sought to diversify its offering and develop new product/market combinations, but ‘the oil and gas market has decreased in such a way that has left DSC unable to fill the void with other activities.’   DSC, with 16 repair and conversion yards across the world, is part of Netherlands-based Damen Shipyards Group, which has a total of 32 shipbuilding and repair yards and employs 9,000 people.  

Jurgen Polderman (Photo: GAC)

GAC Branching Out in the Netherlands

New offices boost Schiphol freight services and oil and gas support from Den Helder   GAC Netherlands announced it is expanding its range of services with the opening of two new branches to offer air freight solutions at one of northern Europe’s key airports and dedicated support for the North Sea oil and gas sector.   From 15 June, the newly opened Schiphol office will offer clients both air and sea freight logistics, clearing and forwarding solutions, as part of the global GAC Group's strategic plan for northern Europe. The addition of air freight solutions extends the range of

André Meijer (Photo: Huisman)

Meijer Steps Down as Huisman CEO

of heavy construction equipment for on- and offshore companies. The equipment, either being stand-alone to highly engineered and integrated systems is designed and manufactured under own management, from concept to installation and service. The operations are divided between the offices in The Netherlands, Australia, Brazil, China, Czech Republic, Norway, Singapore and the USA and the production facilities in The Netherlands, Brazil, Czech Republic and China

Paul Smulders (Photo: Radio Holland)

Smulders Appointed CEO of Radio Holland

returns to Radio Holland where he started his career ashore in 1989 as sales engineer deepsea, after a career at sea as nautical officer. From 1993 on he fulfilled various positions, such as sales manager for the Radio Holland Hong Kong sales activities in China, Taiwan and Hong Kong, and in the Netherlands as Area Sales Manager and Managing Director of Radio Holland Netherlands. Paul played a pivotal role in growing a successful Radio Holland organization, renowned as specialist in NavCom and Maintenance in the global maritime industry.   In 2012 he left Radio Holland to become CEO at Netwave

Ralph Lobbe, Business Development Manager Africa at Mammoet, elaborates on possibilities for Engineered Heavy Lifting and Transport.

Tanzania: The Next Hotbed of Construction & Energy Activity?

the use of local people we only speak about the upstream sector - what about the downstream sector?" asks another. The Dutch representatives state that they have a solid reputation when it comes to such matters and corporate social responsibility in general. Minister Ploumen explains that The Netherlands is involved in the construction of a biogas plant in Tanzania. According to her, it is evident that The Netherlands shows interest in more than only the large gas projects. The Netherlands is a responsible partner, is the message that is conveyed in Mozambique and Tanzania. Source: Het Financieele

Hans Laheij will become the new Vice President Sales & Marketing at SCHOTTEL GmbH on 1 September, 2016. (Photo: SCHOTTEL GmbH)

Laheij Named VP at SCHOTTEL

2016, Hans Laheij will take over as Vice President Sales & Marketing at SCHOTTEL GmbH, assuming the responsibilities of Dr. Jens-Erk Bartels, who is retiring. Hans Laheij has extensive experience and expertise in the area of ship propulsion. After earning a degree in Business Administration in the Netherlands, he began his career with Lips BV in the Asia/Pacific region. Upon his return to the Netherlands and following the takeover by Finnish competitor Wärtsilä, he steadily took on greater responsibilities: assuming a management position in Singapore in 2005 and, as of 2011, serving in Shanghai

Piet W. Besselink

Besselink of Royal HaskoningDHV Quits

together. Making a shift now enables me to take a next step in my career. I will take time to explore the opportunities,” he said.   Since joining the company in 1989 Mr Besselink has been involved in preparing and carrying out numerous infrastructural and water management projects in the Netherlands and other countries.   “We want to express our greatest appreciation and gratitude for the way Piet contributed to the growth and success of the company. Piet is well-known as the face of Royal HaskoningDHV, with a special focus on the Netherlands. His broad engineering expertise

Craig Jessup Photo  LinkedIn

Jessup Appointed Sr.VP in Kalmar

was in charge of the global Services business of ABB's Robotics division as VP Customer Service as well as the Worldwide Head of Service Technology. Craig, who has both US and French citizenships, has lived and worked in several countries, including the USA, Canada, France, the UK, Belgium and the Netherlands. He has a degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati, USA and holds an MBA from INSEAD, France. Craig will be based in Rotterdam, the Netherlands.   "Craig brings with him in-depth experience and an excellent track record from the global services business. Driving

Jan-Arie Sepers (Photo: Radio Holland)

Radio Holland Names Sepers Netherlands GM

Jan-Arie Sepers has returned to Radio Holland, where his career began 26 years ago. On October 3 he started as General Manager of Radio Holland Netherlands, after a career at Nokia.   Sepers started at Radio Holland in Rotterdam as a service engineer in 1990 after studying electrical engineering. A year later he was transferred to Sharjah, United Arab Emirates where he worked as Middle East service manager for six years. In 1998, he returned to Rotterdam as service manager. After that, his ambitions took him to another industry and he joined Nokia. In Italy he set up mobile networks and sold

Miriam Maes (Photo: Port of Rotterdam Authority)

Maes Joins Port of Rotterdam Supervisory Board

the field of sustainability.   Maes is a Dutch national and lives in London. She is a graduate of Nyenrode Business University. Maes is Chair of the Supervisory Board of the listed BEL 20 firm Elia Group (Belgium), as well as serving on the supervisory boards of Urenco (U.K.), Ultra Centrifuge Netherlands (Netherlands), Vilmorin & Cie (France), Assystem (France), and Naturex (France)

Firdaus Hadi

Demand for EPRS Means Expansion for IRM Systems

IRM Systems, the independent authority in the design of emergency pipeline repair systems (EPRS), announced that it has expanded its staff to meet growing demand for its services. The new full-time personnel are based at its headquarters in the Netherlands.   Over the course of this year, IRM Systems has landed four new clients, and have had new work contracted with existing ones.  Growth is consistent with its business strategy and the increased demand made it clear that the company required additional capacity within its core team. The three new employees are Senior Engineer Firdaus Hadi

Aries Dijkhuizen

Dijhuizen Named Petersen's Business Development Manager

the excellent technical service we are famed for.” Before joining Petersen, Aries served as Commercial Manager at Holmatro Marine Equipment.  Previously he held positions at Lewmar Mid-Europe and Mennnens working in sales management, product management, and project management in the Netherlands, Europe and the Middle East.  

Tideworks Grows with New European Office

, “Our European customer base is growing, and we want to solidify our commitment to the region, our current and future customers. Rotterdam has long been a thriving harbor city in Europe, and we look forward to being there.” The new office is located at Wilhelminakade 955, Rotterdam, Netherlands. The central location will provide better access and easier transportation links to Tideworks’ regional customers.  

Peute Recycling, a Netherlands-based recycling firm

Dutch Rrecycler Invests in Rotterdam Area Facility

Peute Recycling, a Netherlands-based recycling firm, has announced plans to undertake a significant investment at its recycling facility, located in Dordrecht, near the port of Rotterdam. The company says it will lay asphalt on 6,000 square meters of its facility in the summer of 2014. The asphalted area will be used for storage and as a loading and unloading area. In July 2014, the company plans on redesigning its large production warehouses. The redesign will include new exterior walls and roofing sheets. In September 2014, the company says it will modernize its paper sorting line. Investments

Sara Scaramelli (Photo: Dan-Bunkering)

New Hires at Dan-Bunkering

Dan-Bunkering (Singapore) Pte. Ltd. ihas announced that Sara Scaramelli has been employed as Bunker Trader as per May 4, 2015. Scarmelli is originally from Italy, but has been living in the UK, the Netherlands and Singapore respectively for the past 10 years providing her with both an education within Maritime Economics and Business as well as a solid experience from the shipping business where she has been working for two major dry bulk companies. Furthermore, Lee Saiw Hua has been employed as Assistant Accountant as of 7 April 2015. Lee Saiw Hua has worked for construction and precision

Karin Orsel (Photo: ISWAN)

Orsel Joins ISWAN Board

The International Seafarers Welfare and Assistance Network (ISWAN) has announced that Karin Orsel has joined the board as a trustee. Orsel is the Chief Executive Officer of MF Shipping in the Netherlands, President of WISTA International, and Vice Chairman of the International Chamber of Shipping.   ISWAN is the international NGO that works to improve the welfare of seafarers worldwide. ISWAN is a membership organization that works with shipowners, maritime companies, unions, welfare organizations, and governments. ISWAN runs the 24 hour helpline for seafarers, SeafarerHelp and a

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